Nigerian Vice Chancellor’s Committee Collaborates With U.K On Joint Degree Programmes

The Committee of Vice Chancellor’s of Nigerian Universities CVCNU, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Universities in the U.K on exchange programmes that would benefit both countries.

Chairman, CVCNU, Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, who presided over the signing of the MoU in Abuja, said that the Nigerian University System (NUS) is desirous of partnership in the area of joint degree collaboration.

Edoumiekumo said collaboration with the UUKI would enhance exchange programme that would boost Nigeria’s transnational education.

He assured that the NUS would implement the MoU to the letter that would translate to development in every sector of the country’s economy.

The CVCNU Chairman further disclosed that the general assembly of the committee had planned to train 500 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) and Masters of Science (M.Sc) that would drive research for the country.

He identified the need to collaborate on training women and giving them opportunities in the decision making process of the university system.

He, therefore, welcomed the collaboration saying that it would facilitate the exchange of staff and learning support.

Also, the University U.K International Team Leader, Prof. Steve Smith said the team was overwhelmed by the positive attitude of the Nigerian government in embracing the collaboration.

Similarly, the Director, UUKI, Mrs Vivienne Stern said that the MoU would serve as a deeper structure and a means of exploring the discussion on challenges of the Nigerian University System in the area of teaching staff and training of students .

Stern added that the pandemic had pose a great challenge to countries around the world saying that with the collaboration, there would be transformation in the area of teaching and this would be achieved through a systematic engagement with university leaders.

Also, the Vice Chancellor, University of Abuja, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, said that the university leaders were well prepared to key into the initiative the collaboration would bring

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the UK, Ambassador Sarafa Ishola, who attended the meeting via zoom, pledged the commitment of his office to nurture the relationship with all that would be needed to achieve results on the MOU.

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